Every September I hitch a ride back to the land of my alma matter to reunite with family members old and new. Tailgating with the rest of the Ole Miss community (and our rivals - we southerners are very hospitable), the extended family bluebirdcage pitched tent next to the University's iconic Lyceum.
Ain't no family reunion like a Grove family reunion!
The Lyceum - a true icon of the University of Mississippi's past. Once an old plantation home, transformed into a hospital to serve wounded soldiers in the Civil War. Years down the line it provided the backdrop for a major civil rights movement.
The family tents: 2 for dining, 2 for lounging
The sweets: pecan pie, banana pudding (two LARGE batches), cookies, trail mix...
Assorted chilled salads & Rebel roses.
Breakfast scramble, brisket & the infamous Shipley's donuts.
More nibbles (not pictured, glass bottled coke with salty peanuts.)
My niece getting ready to attend her first American football game - Go Rebs!
Family portrait with Colonel Reb (and a random drunken Georgia fan who's buddies paid $50 to pop into our picture)
Until next time...